Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket with lid
  • Tohono O'odham (Papago) peoples
  • basket with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2573.a,b

The globular basket (2007.2572.a) has a flat lid (2007.2572.b) and a light natural field color. There are three repeats of a yellow diamond with vertical purple stripes. Each purple stripe has a horizontal element at either end that is outside of the yellow diamond. The lid has three repeats of a similar design: a yellow wedge shape with a purple shape and a block shape on either side. The basket is lopsided.